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Today is the 477th aniversary of Anne Boleyn death
My Shadow Queen Girl
Iseult, the Shadow Queen, from Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories, is a celtic briton queen (one of the lastest) and my favorite character of the Saxon Stories books.
She appears in The Pale Horseman. Iseult was married to a minor king named Peredur who kept her virginity in the belief that it maintained her powers of prophecy. Seeing that Uhtred’s arrival would result in her freedom, she convinced Peredur to hire on Uhtred and his ship’s crew when they appeared off the coast in order to fight the Danish warlord Svein of the White Horse, who had captured a nearby fort. Svein and Uhtred ended up colluding to turn on Peredur and pillage his settlement, and Uhtred claimed Iseult and began living with her although he was still married to Mildrith. Although Iseult healed Alfred’s son Edward from an illness that nearly killed him and created herbal medicines for Alfred that made him healthier, she was feared and distrusted by the Wessex court because of her paganism. Alfred used her as a “surety” to ensure that Uhtred would not betray him and go to the Danes. She was later baptized, which helped alleviate some of the resentment against her. She prophecised that Uhtred would father three children, two sons and a daughter but refused to go into any detail when pressed. She was killed during the Battle of Ethandun when the Danes attacked the Wessex caravan behind their line.
Iseult is my favorite character from the whole series, and when she was killed, I was in mourning for weeks, unable to continue the story. I like of Gisela, Aethelflaed and Brida, but none can be compared to Iseult for me…
As I couldn’t find good images about the britons of this period, I used my feeling (and my poor knowledge about the celtic culture) to make this outfit, and that is how I imagine Iseult in her first appearence in the story.
I’ve already made Aethelflaed too ;)
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My Fairy Tale’s Weaver Girl
Sorcha of Sevenwaters (or Jenny of Harrowfield) from the book Daughter of the Forest (Juliet Marillier) is a young irish girl living with the bretons when she weaves the startwort shirts to break the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans (the book is inspired on the fairy tale of “The Six Swans” amazingly mixed with Irish legends).
The startwort plants and flowers that she used to spin the magical shirts had thorns that hurt and disfigured her hands.
I won this book as birthday gift from a dearest friend, and now I’m dying to read the whole series.
As the romance takes place in the beggining of King Aethelwulf of Wessex reign, I believe the approximate date is circa of 840.
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Happy Birthday to the Bard!
Today is Shakespeare’s birthday, so I’m making a tribute for him with my Juliet’s Girls :D
The first one is Giulietta Tolomei from the Anne Fortier’s book “Juliet”,in this book she tells the possible story about the couple who inspirated the legend in the 14th century. Amazing book!
The second one is Viola Delesseps as the 1st Juliet on stage from the movie “Shakespeare in love”.
The third one is the pre-raphaelite painter William Watherhouse’s Juliet.
The forth one is Norma Shearer, from the 1936 movie “Romeo and Juliet”
The fifith one is Vivien Leigh playing Juliet on stage from 1945.
The sixth is the adorable Olivia Russel from 1968 Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet”.
The seventh is Claire Danes from 1996 version of “Romeo + Juliet” by Bas Luhrmann
The last one is Sophie from “Letters to Juliet”, another adorable movie that must have to be seen!
And today, probably because the Shakespeare’s birthday was the first oficial trailer of the new version was lauched… So coming soon, a brand new version of Romeu and Juliet is on the cinemas!
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My Birthday Girl
Today is Lucrezia Borgia’s birthday! She was born on April, 18 of 1480.
I’ve also already made two versions of the same dress from The Borgias, showing the versatility of the fashion just changing the sleeves of the outfit. Yep, Italian Renaissance rules!
I love the Borgias, and Holiday is really stunning as Lucrezia!
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My so Scandalous “Chemise à lá Reine” Girl
Marie Antoinette en chemise, inspired in the portrait of the queen in a “muslin” dress, by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. This controversial portrait was viewed by her critics to be improper for a queen.
I used this dress to made the skirt. These dress is one of the many chemise dresses from the Marie Antoinette’s movie with Kirsten Dunst.
This outfit is from 1783
I’ve already talked a little bit about Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun here in the post about Pelagia Sapieha
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My DaVinci’s Girl - part 2
Cecilia Gallerani - the Lady with an Ermine
Cecilia was the favourite and most celebrated of the many mistresses of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, and a patroness of the arts.
While posing for the painting, she invited Leonardo, who at the time was working as court artist for Sforza, to meetings at which Milanese intellectuals discussed philosophy and other subjects. Cecilia herself presided over these discussions.
To make this dress I used not only the painting, but also the movie “The Life of Leonardo DaVinci” where she appears while he is painting one of the most famous artworks of the history, The Lady with an Ermine. In the movie she was played by Sara Franchetti.
This dress is from 1489
P.S. 1 Today is Leonardo DaVinci’s birthday :D
P.S. 2 I’ve already made Monalisa too, and you can see it here ;)
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And Poupée Girl just took off two dresses from my “to do” list…
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Outfit: Audrey Hepburn was always on my list, and this is one of the dresses I had choosen to do as a fanart, but now, I lost the interest, since I made what doesn’t have on Poupée Town… :/
My Fair Lady’s Outfit: I’ve almost cry when I saw this dress on Poupée Girl site!
But I was disappointed when I saw the dress being sold in the ribon (free) area, and the hat being sold in the jewel (paid) area… So awfull… :(
So, this dress is also off of my “to do list”
My DaVinci Girl number 1
The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) is the most famous painting of the whole world, so I don’t need to talk a lot of it, right?
I made a lot of research to be able to do her dress as it really should have been, and I used the florentine fashion of this period to can make the skirt of her dress, and I think it was very similar to this one.
If you look the dress number 4, you can see a dress really look a like of hers ;)
In the series The Borgias, we can a little bit of florentine fashion…
Things I noticed in Monalisa after analyzing the image a lot to make this fanart:
- Her hair isn’t black and straight, but reddish and beaded.
- She wears a veil that is wrapped on her shoulders giving the impression of a greek-roman tunic.
- Her dress isn’t brown, but moss green.
- The sleeves are really renaissance, that were removable and the other color of the dress (I thought the dress was a single piece like a camisole).
The Monalisa is from 1506 :)
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Trastamara’s Girls - 3rd Generation - Part Two
Maria of Aragon Daughter - Isabella of Portugal
Isabella was the second child and eldest daughter of King Manuel I of Portugal and his second spouse, Infanta Maria of Castile and Aragon. She was named after her maternal grandmother, Isabella I of Castile, and her aunt Isabella, Princess of Asturias, who had been her father’s beloved first spouse.
She was the mother of Phillip II of Spain.
She died in 1539, so this is a postumos portrait painted 9 years after her death.
Catherine of Aragon Daughter - Mary Tudor
Queen Mary I of England, or Bloody Mary
Mary was the only surviver daughter of Henry VIII and Catalina de Aragon, and a huge catholic person. She became more famous because of her persecution of protestants during her reign than anything else, so she earned the nickname Bloody Mary.
It’s really interesting analizing the costumes of the Trastamara Girls to see the versatility of the fashion renaissance. When we think in the renaissance, we automaticaly visualize 3 or 4 especificy outfits, like the mid 1530s Tudor’s fashion, an elizabethan, an italian renaissance, and maybe an iberic style outfit …
And in the House of Trastamara’s fashion we can see the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance even in the 16th century, a huge influence of german renaissance, and of kind of hats, hoods and veils. It’s really cool to see.
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My Trastamara’s Girls - 3rd Generation - Part One
Eleonor of Austria
Eleanor was the eldest child of Philip of Austria and Juana of Castile, and was an Archduchess of Austria and Infanta of Castile from the House of Habsburg, and subsequently became Queen consort of Portugal (1518–1521) and of France (1530–1547).
This portrait was painted by Joos von Cleve when she already was queen of France, in 1530.
Mary of Hungary
She was queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia as the wife of King Louis II, and was later Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands.
Mary married King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia in 1515. Their marriage was happy but short and childless. Upon her husband’s death following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, Mary governed Hungary as regent in the name of the new king, her brother, Ferdinand I.
Isabella of Austria
Isabella of Austria was an archduchess of Austria and infanta of Castile and Aragon, was Queen of Denmark, Sweden and Norway as the wife of King Christian II, she also served as regent of Denmark in 1520.
As Eleonor of Austria, Mary of Hungary and Catherine of Austria, she was the daughter of King Philip I and Queen Joanna of Castile and the sister of Emperor Charles V.
Catherine of Portugal
She was the wife of King John III of Portugal. She was also the Regent of Portugal during the minority of her grandson King Sebastian of Portugal from 1557 until 1562.
Her story was really sad. Catherine was the posthumous daughter of Philip of Hapsburg by Juanna of Castile She was born in Torquemada and remained with her disturbed mother until the arrival in Spain from Flanders of her eldest siblings, Eleanor of Austria and the future Emperor Charles V.
All of her five older siblings, except Ferdinand, were born in the Low Countries and had been put into the care of their aunt Margaret of Austria, but Juanna kept hold of her young daughter Catherine. Catherine actually stayed with her mother in her prison cell during her grandfather’s time as regent. Catherine and two ladies-in-waiting stayed with Joanna.
Catherine had nothing to do all day, except to look out of the window. Later she and her mother were freed from confinement.
She was named in honor of her maternal aunt, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII of England.
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My Trastamara’s Girls - 2nd Generation - Part Two
Isabella of Castille had 4 daughter, the 1st and the 2nd was queen of Portugal, but her most famous daughters are youngest two, Juanna of Castille and Catherine of Aragon.
Juanna of Castille or Juanna la Loca
Juana became known as Juanna la Loca (Joanna the Mad), because of its emotional disorders, which worsened with the affairs of her husband, Philip the Handsome, by whom she was completely in love.
Most historians now agree that she had melancholia, severe clinical depression, a psychosis, or a case of inherited schizophrenia. There is debate about the diagnosis that she was mentally ill considering that her symptoms were aggravated by non-consensual confinement and control by others who had assumed her royal powers.
Catherine of Aragon (Catalina de Aragon), queen of England.
Catalina de Aragon as princess of Wales, when she still was married with prince Arthur, Henry VIII’s older brother and heir of english throne until his death. She became queen of England by her marriage with Henry VIII. Henry divorced her to marry Anne Boleyn. She and Henry was Queen Mary I’s parents.
As I relied on a picture of only her face, I used as reference, the dresses Elizabeth of York (to mother-in-law) and Isabella of Castile (her mother) to can make the skirt.
I was wondering make a real version of Catalina, since only had done the Tudor’s show version. Catalina was red, not brunet, and how I made her mother, sisters and daughter as red, it would be really weird if just she didn’t was according with she really was.
The 1st fanart was inspired in one of her most famous portraits (c. 1502), and 2nd fanart was inspired in a George Stuart’s wax figure (c. 1530).
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My Trastamara’s Girls - 2nd Generation - Part One
Yesterday I posted the Trastamara’s Family Three, and talked a little about the matriarch, Isabella of Castille.
Today I’ll introduce her older daughters, both queens of Portugal and wives of King Manuel I.
Isabella de Aragon, princess of Asturias and queen of Portugal.
She was the first daughter and heiress of Ferdinand de Aragon and Isabella de Castile, and the beloved first wife of portuguese King Manuel I.
Was really hard find good images to make her, the only one where she appears in full body, she’s on her back, so to make her headdress I used a drawing of her that certainly is from ten years after the model of the dress.
Maria de Aragon, queen of Portugal.
She was the second daughter of Ferdinand de Aragon and Isabella de Castile, and the second wife of portuguese King Manuel I.
Tomorrow I’ll talk about Isabella’s of Castille younger and the most famous daughters, Juanna of Castille and Catherine of Aragon.
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My Trastamara’s Girls - 1st generation
Isabella od Castille - The Matriarch
Iabella of Castile, also known as Isabel “the Catholic”, queen of Castile and Leon, was one of the most important queens of history, she and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, brought stability to the kingdoms that became the basis for the unification of Spain.
Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish subjects and financing Christopher Columbus’ 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the “New World”.
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My Arcaic Greek Girl
Kore (Persephone), the underground greek Goddess.
In Greek mythology, Persephone, also called Kore, is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld. She was abducted by Hades, the god-king of the underworld. The myth of her abduction represents her function as the personification of vegetation which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence she is also associated with spring and with the seeds of the fruits of the fields. Similar myths appear in the Orient, in the cults of male gods like Attis, Adonis and Osiris, and in Minoan Crete.
Persephone was innocently picking flowers with some nymphs in a field when Hades came to abduct her, bursting through a cleft in the earth. Demeter searched desperately with torches for her lost daughter all over the world, forbidding the earth to produce and in the depth of her despair she causes nothing to grow. Helios, the sun, who sees everything, eventually told Demeter what had happened and at length she discovered the place of her abode.
Finally, Zeus, pressed by the cries of the hungry people and by the other deities who also heard their anguish, forced Hades to return Persephone. However, it was a rule of the Fates that whoever consumed food or drink in the Underworld was doomed to spend eternity there. Before Persephone was released to Hermes, who had been sent to retrieve her, Hades tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds, (four or six according to the telling) which forced her to return to the underworld for a period each year.
The seeds correspond to the dry summer months in Greece, usually one third of the year (four months) when Persephone (Kore) is absent. When Demeter and her daughter were reunited, the Earth flourished with vegetation and color, but for some months each year, when Persephone returned to the underworld, the earth once again became a barren realm. This is an origin story to explain the seasons.
Talking about this costume:
She is wearing an arcaic athenian peplos, they symbolizing the elegant, dressy athenian of the 6th century BC. The Peplos Kore dates from 530-520 BC.
6th century BC
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